|The songs of world famous Swedish opera soprano and composer Margareta Hallin are written on texts by well-known Swedish poets, like Ferlin, Martinson, Ekelöf and others. On this CD we hear the composer herself performing together with great clarinet player Kjell Fagéus, also playing Margareta Hallin´s Cadenza for solo clarinet. This very lyrical recording, with some suddenly surprising sharp edges, is a gem for all lovers of contemporary chamber music with contact with tradition.
Kammarmusiknytt: "(---) The CD covers a broad spectrum of feelings, from melancolia to jerky daily verses. There are only two artists, a soprano and a clarinet (---) in spite of the limited instrumentation there is a great emotional depth. The capacity of Hallin we know, and in the hands of Fagéus a clarinet borrows itself to a multitude of expressons (---) This is intimite music in the finest meaning of the word. "
Kristianstadsbladet: "(---) Maragareta Hallin is the lady that is doing whatever she wants and she appears in the most unexpected situations (---) Voice and clarinet sometimes becomes one instrument, sometimes they turn different directions and from that new qualities arrises. The moods vary from the deeply elegiatic to loose and free humour. "
SJ: "(---) Maragareta Hallin is a well-known name i Swedish musical environment, and her versitality covers far more than that of the opera singer. She has been composing since the mid 1980s and with a very original output. On this CD you find 20 works. 19 texts by great poets like Ekelöf, Martinson (Aniara), Ferlin, Blomberg – and Gormander – is geniously put to music, some of them with the sole interplay with a clarinet. Kjell Fagéus plays on top of that also Hallin´s Cadenza for clarinet solo. This is SO GOOD! "
Harry Martinson: from Aniara
|2.||Sång nr 79||1´26|
|3.||Sång nr 40||2´01|
|4.||Sång nr 25||1´08|
|5.||Sång nr 7||4´23|
|6.||Sång om Karelen||5´21|
|7.||Så ler bara den||1´54|
|8.||á la Burns||1´46|
|11.||Cadenza för soloklarinett||6´37|
|13.||Bäste drängens visa||1´46|
|14.||Sardinen på tunnelbanan||1´12|
Lope de Vega
|18.||Dricka ensam under månen||2´07|
|19.||Efter att ha druckit||1´23|
|20.||Äckligt kaffe du gör…||6´08|
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